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The works of Shakespeare: : in seven volumes.


Published 1733
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Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title

Does not include the poems

Vol. 5 volume title page lists Macbeth as the third play; it is actually the final play of the volume

Engraved frontispiece portrait (vol. 1) lettered: B. Arlaud del., G. Duchange scul

This is the small paper issue, with gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. There is also a large paper issue printed in 75 copies with approximate height of 25 cm and gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical

"A table of the several editions of Shakespeare's plays, collected by the editor": p. [495-503]

1. Dedication. Preface. Verses on Shakespeare by Milton, Davenant, and Ben Jonson. List of subscribers. The tempest. The midsummer night's dream. The two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing -- 2. The merchant of Venice. Love's labour's lost. As you like it. Taming the shrew. All's well that ends well. Twelfthnight, or, What you will -- 3. Comedy of errors. Winter's tale. King John. King Richard II. K. Henry IV, Part I, II -- 4. K. Henry V. K. Henry VI, Part I-III. K. Richard III -- 5. K. Henry VIII. K. Lear. Macbeth. Timon of Athens. Titus Andronicus -- 6. Coriolanus. Julius Cæsar. Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline -- 7. Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Othello. A table of editions

Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) set: margins clipped in rebinding; leaves containing manuscript notes by Thomas Edwards have been inserted after each play; contains the book-plates of Benjamin Way and Thomas Jolley; editorial ms. notes on end papers of each volume


Volume v.3
Publisher London : Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington
Pages 602
Language English
Call number 39999063796302
Digitizing sponsor Boston Public Library
Book contributor Boston Public Library
Collection bplsctpbs; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Notes No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. Very tight margins through out.

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